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DiBella's Italian Restaurant

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1902 31st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7657
+1 409-763-9036
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Granbury, Texas
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I have been eating at DiBella's for over 20 years. And we don't even live in Galveston. Every dish from their signature DiBella sauce to Marsala to Parmesan and so many more never fail to delight. Have introduced countless family and friends to this authentic old school Italian restaurant. We just ate there Saturday evening for an... More 

Thank Libbyb
Austin, Texas
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219 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2015

I like the spaghetti the most the sauce is to die for. This place has great food all around. If in Galveston Island make sure to go by this place. You wont regret it.

Thank konikowski
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2015

You know you're at the right place when you see the locals eating there all the time. Tucked away in a quiet Island neighborhood just blocks from the beach and all the action but you have to know where you're going because it's off the beaten path. Homestyle Italian food with a quiet intimate ambience.

Thank TexansGuy
Tyler, Texas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2015

Crab fingers & steak with crab. Winner! Superb service and a really "old school" Italian atmosphere.

Thank DeAnne B
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants in Galveston. Family owned and operated...a real neighborhood gem off the tourist track. The food is authentic Italian---every dish is delicious. Very friendly and helpful service. Dark, with an old-school charm. I highly recommend!!

Thank Lori G
Temple, Tx
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Great antipasto w chopped celery carrots eric. Almost like salad. I got a little bit of everything and it was all good. Wifey had carbonaro pasta that was also excellent. Highly recommend

Thank DocBobTemple
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stumbled across this place while driving towards the board walk - great little family run place - We split a bottle of wine and had several appetizers - the sausage and peppers dish on the combo app (not normally my favorite dish) - was awesome! Then finished with their Italian cream cake - excellent!

Spring, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We were first sent here by some of the locals while on our honeymoon. It's a mom and pop type place. Nice atmosphere, and quiet. Their food is impeccable! Genuine Italian food with your choice of tomato or cream sauces. Just the perfect amount of sauce, and not drowning the food with it like most do. Their Italian Cream cake... More 

Thank Iva281
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ate a wonderful dinner here with my parents. The atmosphere and service was great and the food was even better. I had fettucine Alfredo with shrimp and mushrooms that was outstanding. My father ordered redfish with lump crab topping that was prepared perfectly. This restaurant is off the beaten path away from the tourists. We travel to galveston frequently and... More 

Thank Dawn M
Franklin, Texas
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Family owned authentic Italian food. It's off the beaten path which is a nice change. The portions are huge and the staff is very friendly. Their primary pasta is Angel Hair and it was cooked perfectly. I very much liked their meat sauce and husband liked his plain red sauce. The garlic "bread" is a little strange; but adequate. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 31st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7657
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-763-9036

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